Postgraduate courses with January starts
Many postgraduate courses start in January and a later start might suit you. Here’s a list of which universities offer some of the most popular postgraduate courses with January starts.
Why should you start your postgraduate course in January?
Some applicants may assume that courses with January starts are reduced with fewer modules and less teaching. This isn’t true. You’ll still study a full syllabus and get a PG qualification at the end of the course.
There are several reasons why you might want to consider a different start to your graduate course. These include:
- Your preferred course at your preferred university starts in January
- More time to consider your study and funding options
- A more effective balance between work and study
- Personal reasons, such as family or illness, that may delay your entry to university
- Less competition when applying and when searching for jobs at the end of your course
Only certain courses are available for a later start, so make sure you do your research before you look into January starts.
Applying for university for January
Most of the time, applications for these courses should be made directly to the university itself. You can find extra details about how to apply and individual deadlines on university websites. If you choose to apply through UCAS, there may be extra deadlines. It’s best to check with the university to see the best route.
Securing funding for postgraduate study can be more difficult than for undergraduate. Make sure you find financial sources and apply early. You can find more information on our postgraduate funding page. UK postgraduate January starters are still normally eligible for the same study loans available to students starting in September.
Which universities offer postgraduate degrees starting in January?
Most courses with January starts are for postgraduate students.
We’ve listed a few examples of available subject areas and the universities that offer them. These include variations of course types and names, and isn’t a comprehensive list. It does, however, include both taught and research-based postgraduate courses.
For a full list, visit the individual university website or use our chouse chooser.
This includes courses such as Anthrozoology, Environmental Anthropology and Medical Anthropology.
This includes courses such as Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
This includes courses such as Educational Leadership, Inclusive Education and Educational Studies.
Geography & Environmental Science
This includes courses such as Sustainability, Environmental Science and Sustainable Futures.
This includes courses such as History, Medieval Studies and Contemporary History.
This includes courses such as International Marketing, Branding and Advertising and Marketing Management.
This includes courses such as Mathematics, Statistics and Industrial Mathematics.
This includes courses such as International Relations, Diplomacy & Foregin Policy and DIgital Politics.
This includes courses such as Criminology, Social Sciences and Jewish Studies.
Theology & Religious Studies
This includes courses such as Divinity, Applied Theology and Buddhist Studies.